Configuring CSV file import
As mentioned before, .csv files are great for migrating data between systems. We covered exporting data this way, let’s now have a look at importing it.
Before importing anything, you need to set up an import profile. To do that, navigate to Data Exchange on the Side menu and select Import Profiles. From that display click on the “New Import Profile” button in the top right corner. This will display a popup window that will allow you to select the type of import profile: Ergonode ZIP.
When you select Ergonode ZIP as the profile type, the popup window will expand allowing you to select and fill in a number of options.
Please note, that multimedia folders and uploading multimedia this way is only available in the Cloud version of Ergonode
First, you need to give the profile a unique name. Another option is to add headers. If you opt for that, you will need to fill in two additional fields – Key and Value, one each for every header. Further on you have the selection of data type to be included.
The list comprises of the following selectable elements: Attributes, Categories, Options, Products, Templates, Multimedia and Multimedia folders. This encompasses the vast majority of data that can be manually created in Ergonode that is related to product information. Additionally, this corresponds nearly exactly to the names of .csv files that will be created on export (and are needed for imports) – more on this further in this text. Once the profile is thus set up, it is ready for use.
To specify the type of data to import, simply tick the appropriate boxes in the list.
Keep in mind, that you can select the type of data you wish to import at any time, depending on your needs.
The import profile type we are discussing here uses a single ZIP archive for all elements, the details of which we will discuss further in this document.
When you are ready, click on the IMPORT NOW button in the top right corner. This will bring up a small popup window that will allow you to drag and drop your ZIP archive with the data you wish to import.
The duration of the import depends on the amount of data being ipmorted. If the import is large, especially if there are a lot of media present, it may take some time.
Once you have input the ZIP archive, click on IMPORT NOW and wait for the process to finish.
Keep in mind, that multimedia folders and uploading multimedia this way is only available in the Cloud version of Ergonode. The Open Source version lacks this feature.
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